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Event Announcement Archive (2015)

The Bay Area Orienteering Club has been holding orienteering events for many years, and this archive of pre-event announcements comes in handy for planning future events. The announcements for recent years are stored on our wiki, and can be viewed below by selecting the year and pressing the reload button (or by following these links: 2019 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2019), 2018 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2018), 2017 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2017), 2016 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2016), 2015 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2015), 2014 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2014), 2013 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2013), 2012 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2012), 2011 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2011), 2010 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2010), 2009 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2009), 2008 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2008), 2007 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2007), 2006 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2006), 2005 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2005)).

Even older event announcements for the following years are stored in their original format: 2004 (http://baoc.org/sched/s04/), 2003 (http://baoc.org/sched/s03/), 2002 (http://baoc.org/sched/s02/), 2001 (http://baoc.org/sched/s01/), 2000 (http://baoc.org/sched/s00/), 1999 (http://baoc.org/sched/s99/), 1998 (http://baoc.org/sched/s98/).

Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date. The formatting of the pages varies, due to the fact that this web site has undergone a number of cosmetic changes over the years. If you know the name of the park where the event was held, but not the date, it may be easier to find by using the search box in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

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Date Event Name,
Location,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Jan. 2 - 5 National Training Camp #1, Petaluma, CA
Training; Offers elite-level training for Orienteer's who are interested in improving their approaches to training, learning new training methods and techniques, and to improve physical and navigational skills
Jan. 10
(Sat.)
Mission Artscape 5k/10k
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5 km & 10 km map adventure courses — Discover the amazing street art of the Mission in San Francisco — Preregister for a discounted entry fee (Not a BAOC event)
Jan. 11
(Sun.)
Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley, CA
- 510.525.1574 Graham Brew,
Christine Brew
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced
Jan. 17 - 19 Anza-Borrego Desert Advanced Orienteering Training, Borrego Springs, CA - 415.359.4237 Mark Prior,
Andrew Childs,
Ethan Childs
Training; Advanced training event with limited attendance (Not a BAOC event)
Jan. 17 - 19 Georgia Navigator Cup, Cartersville, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; Southeast Interscholastics Championships; 2-day Classic on Saturday and Sunday, Extreme-O on Monday
Jan. 25
(Sun.)
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
San Leandro, CA
- 510.407.1876 Steve Beuerman
C; Beginner courses and Prologue-Chase Sprint
Jan. 31
(Sat.)
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area
Truckee, CA
- 530.414.4163
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker
Ski-O; Middle-distance Ski-O event
Feb. 1
(Sun.)
Auburn Ski Club Training Center
Soda Springs, CA
- 530.414.4163
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker
Ski-O; Ski-O Sprint Tournament
Feb. 9 - 15 WSOC: World Ski O' Championship, Hamar/Løten, Norway
A; Annual world Ski-O championships
Feb. 14
(Sat.)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
10 km and half-marathon map adventure courses for teams of 1 to 5; Preregister for a discounted entry fee (Not a BAOC event)
Feb. 21 - 22 Southwest Spring Meet, Tucson, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; Saturday Long courses (White-Blue) & Night-O training course, Sunday Classic courses (White-Blue)
Feb. 22
(Sun.)
Lake Herman Recreation Area
Benicia, CA
- 650.321.9713 Nick Corsano
C; Regional event with four point-to-point courses; Junior Training event
Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 Bear Valley - CANCELLED
near Arnold, CA
- 505.310.8645 Damian Swift
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 6 - 8 Run Black Diamond, Concord, CA - CANCELLED
Get Lost!! Running, Racing (GL!!)
Vladimir Gusiatnikov
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 7
(Sat.)
Black Diamond Mines Rogaine, Concord, CA - CANCELLED
Get Lost!! Running, Racing (GL!!)
Vladimir Gusiatnikov
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 10
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 408.313.3753,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Mar. 14
(Sat.)
Royal Gorge Cross Country - CANCELLED
Soda Springs, CA
- 530.414.4163
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 15
(Sun.)
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (Burton Creek) - CANCELLED
Lake Tahoe, CA
- 530.414.4163
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 21 - 22 Fox Chaser II, Media, PA Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; U.S. Interscholastic/Intercollegiate Championships and U.S. Trail-O Championships, OUSA A-meet
Mar. 22
(Sun.)
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sunol, CA
- 650.604.3760 Matej Šebo,
Daniel Šebo,
Lubomir Šebo
B; 7-course Long event at one of our most beautiful springtime venues, with courses for all ages and abilities
Mar. 27 - 29 Flying Pig XVIV, Carter Caves SP, Olive Hill, KY Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; 2015 U.S. Sprint, Middle, Long Championships
Mar. 29
(Sun.)
Rossmoor Bar
Rancho Cordova, CA
- 916.220.0224
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
B; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses (not a BAOC event)
Apr. 11
(Sat.)
Go Wild! Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
2 hr & 4 hr map adventure courses for teams of 1 to 5 on foot or bike; Preregister for a discounted entry fee (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 12
(Sun.)
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Richmond, CA
- 925.862.2978 Steve Gregg
C; Beginner and intermediate courses at a popular "fast" venue
Apr. 18
(Sat.)
Mississippi Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Mats Jansson (GCO)
B; ** VENUE CHANGED ** Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses (not a BAOC event)
Apr. 25 - 26 Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
- 408.732.4818 Misha Kreslavsky,
Tapio Karras,
Matthias Kohler
A; 2-day, combined-time OUSA A-meet with Classic courses
May. 2 - 3 36th West Point A-meet, West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; Day 1: Middle and Sprint; Day 2: Long
May. 3
(Sun.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Indian Valley Open Space Preserve, Novato, CA
- 408.313.3753,
- 510.407.1876
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
May. 3
(Sun.)
Indian Valley Open Space Preserve
Novato, CA
- 415.895.6039 Janne Peltola,
Teija Lehmuskoski
B; Full complement of Middle-distance courses, beginner through advanced
May. 9
(Sat.)
Oakland Streets 'n Ladders
Oakland Hills, Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Wind your way through the picturesque neighborhoods of Claremont, Rockridge, and Broadway Terrace on a fun map adventure for teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
May. 24
(Sun.)
Mal Harding Memorial Big Muddy Navigation Race, near Antelope, OR Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)
Rogaine; 6-hour Rogaine in central Oregon
May. 31
(Sun.)
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
- 415.456.8118 Ralf Burgart
C; Multiple courses, including beginner courses, starting from Marx Meadow
May. 31
(Sun.)
Sierra College - CANCELLED
Rocklin, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Paul Keeton (GCO)
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 9
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 408.313.3753,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Jun. 11 - 14 Boston Sprint Camp 2015, Boston, MA Cambridge Sports Union (CSU)
Training & A; Three days of training events, plus A-meet Sprint Prologue/Chase; limited to 60 people
Jun. 13 - 14 Jukola/Venla, Paimio (near Turku), Finland
A; Annual relay events (overnight for men)
Jun. 13 - 14 Mt Pinos, Frazier Park, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; Popular annual event in the Los Padres National Forest; standard White through Red courses both days; online preregistration is requested, but not required
Jun. 13
(Sat.)
Go Wild! Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
About 35 scenic checkpoints will be scattered on your custom-made map of Northwest San Francisco and the Marin Headlands. Find as many as you can in 2 or 4 hours on foot or bike. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jun. 23 - 28 WTOC: World Trail O' Championship, Zagreb, Croatia
A; Includes public events on the WTOC courses
Jun. 26 - 28 Gold Rush A-meet, Boise & Idaho City, ID City of Trees Orienteering Club (CTOC)
A; 3-day event (Sprint, Ultra Long, Middle) including the Western States Championships and the 2015 U.S. Ultra Long Championships
Jul. 3 - 5 Western Canadian Orienteering Championships, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Yukon Orienteering Association (YOA)
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long events; at least one of the races will be a World Ranking Event (WRE) for the elite categories
Jul. 4 - 11 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championship, Rauland, Norway
A; Annual international championship event for juniors
Jul. 4
(Sat.)
Bay 2 Bankers 3
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5 km & 10 km map adventure courses. Get your Independence Day workout! Find your way to cool hidden spots around downtown, North Beach, and Chinatown. Great fun for teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for discounted fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jul. 6 - 12 Southern Italy Orienteering Festival, Gallipoli, Italy
Training, Sprint, Middle, and Long events
Jul. 12
(Sun.)
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 408.313.3753 Ann Marie Cody
C; White, Yellow, and Orange and Advanced Motalas
Jul. 18 - 24 O'Ringen, Borås, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event
Jul. 25 - Aug. 1 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championship; Gothenburg, Sweden
A; Annual masters championships
Jul. 31 - Aug. 7 WOC: World Orienteering Championship; Inverness, Scotland
A; Annual world championships (also see companion public event)
Aug. 1 - 8 Scottish 6 Days 2015; Inverness, Scotland
A; Public event in conjunction with WOC
Aug. 5 - 9 World Deaf Orienteering Championships 2015, Rochester, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; Not open to the hearing public, but volunteers can run the courses after the events each day for free
Aug. 8
(Sat.)
Oakland Artscape 5k, 10k
Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5 km and 10 km map adventure courses — Discover the amazing street art of downtown and uptown Oakland on foot in teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Aug. 14 - 23 Canadian Orienteering Championships, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island, Canada Orienteering New Brunswick (ONB)
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long championships, plus 3-stage Fishbones competition
Aug. 16
(Sun.)
University of California
Berkeley, CA
- 510.525.1574,
- 510.525.1574
George Minarik
C; Beginner’s, Sprint, Middle, and Long Courses on the beautiful Cal Campus
Aug. 22 - 23 World Rogaining Championships 2015, Saariselkä, Finland
A; Annual Rogaine championships
Aug. 30
(Sun.)
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Boulder Creek, CA
- 831.439.9822 Nick Corsano
B; We return to this beautiful park for point-to-point courses for beginners through advanced
Sep. 1
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 408.313.3753,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Sep. 2 - 7 Deschutes Days, Bend, OR Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)
B; Daily events: Short, Medium, and Long (and possibly mountain bike) courses, and an in-town Sprint
Sep. 18 - 20 Sierra Classic 2015
Lake Tahoe Area
,
- 925.516.7622
Deron van Hoff,
Nik Weber,
Bruce Wolfe
A; Tahoe Area 3-day A-meet: Friday Sprint at Northstar, Classic courses Saturday and Sunday at Little Truckee Summit; three sanctioned OUSA A-meet days with 2015 U.S. Classic Championships (2-day event on Sat. & Sun.)
Sep. 26
(Sat.)
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
- 916.922.8671
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Marsha Jacobs
C; Beginner, advanced beginner, & intermediate courses (not a BAOC event)
Sep. 26 - 27 Ottawa O' Fest, Gatineau Park, Ottawa, Canada Orienteering Ottawa (OO)
A; Saturday Middle courses; Sunday Long courses with chase start
Oct. 3 - 4 "O" in the Pines A-meet, East Poestenkill, NY Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO)
A; Middle/Long event with awards based on two-day combined time
Oct. 3
(Sat.)
Mountain View Artscape 5k, 10k, Mountain View, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Kipley Fiebig
5 km and 10 km map adventure courses — Discover the street art surprises of Mountain View on foot in teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Oct. 4
(Sun.)
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
- 650.281.5280 Theo Verhoeven
B; Regular event with courses for beginners through advanced
Oct. 10 - 11 Boulder Dash, Hancock, New Hampshire Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; 2-day Classic OUSA A-meet
Oct. 11
(Sun.)
Open Event for non-Scouts
Briones Regional Park, Lafayette, CA
- 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison,
Gavin Wyatt-Mair
B; Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships
Oct. 11
(Sun.)
Scout-Orienteering, Pre-registration Required
Briones Regional Park, Lafayette, CA
- 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison
B; 23rd annual Championships and Scout-O for all scout levels
Oct. 23 - 25 Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games, Big Bone Lick SP and Taylorsville Lake SP, Kentucky Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; 3-day OUSA A-meet with Middle, Long, and Middle events
Oct. 24
(Sat.)
Huddart Park
Woodside, CA
- 650.941.4184 Mark Prior
B; Come see what fun/challenge we have for you at this beautiful redwoods park
Oct. 25
(Sun.)
Sacramento Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
B; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses (not a BAOC event)
Oct. 30
(Fri.)
Haunted Glen 5k, 10k
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Adventure through San Jose's famed Willow Glen neighborhood in teams of 1 to 5 (families welcome), finding awesome displays. Costumes are encouraged! The start occurs just as darkness is settling in, so flashlights will be most helpful.
Nov. 8
(Sun.)
20th Annual Golden Goat & Golden Kid
Briones Regional Park, Lafayette, CA
- 510.525.1574 Mikkel Conradi
Extra long courses with mass starts. No Beginner or intermediate courses.
Nov. 14 - 15 Pacheco State Park
Hollister, CA
- 510.681.6181 Julia Doubson,
Erin Schirm,
Katie Petersen,
Sarah Petersen,
Janet Petersen,
Mark Petersen
B; Saturday afternoon courses and Night O; Sunday Classic courses; Saturday potluck option; group camping option
Nov. 21
(Sat.)
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5 km & 10 km "TrailCross" map adventure courses. Preregister for a discounted entry fee.
Nov. 22
(Sun.)
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Granite Bay, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dan Rathbun (GCO)
B; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses (not a BAOC event)
Dec. 6
(Sun.)
Vasquez Rocks, Agua Dulce, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; Vasquez Rocks is always a highlight of the winter orienteering season. Technical challenges with beautiful vistas. Standard point-to-point courses are planned.
Dec. 13
(Sun.)
Folsum City Scramble, Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; ** DATE CHANGED TO JAN. 23 ** City Score-O course suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced participants (not a BAOC event)
Dec. 15
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 408.313.3753,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Dec. 19
(Sat.)
Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.365.4275 Brad Wetmore,
Tony Pinkham
C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social
Dec. 26
(Sat.)
Holiday Hustle
Berkeley Streets, Berkeley, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5 km & 10 km map adventure courses—in teams of 1 to 5, on foot or bike. Enjoy a dazzling tour of the main island of Alameda searching for awesome holiday decorations! Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)